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About Volkswagen Phaeton

As Volkswagen's premium class vehicle, Volkswagen Phaeton was built by a famous German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen, shorten to VW, between 2006 and 2016 as a full-size luxury car. Originally introduced to fight for sedan market from best sedan manufacturers, Phaeton was not available in North America after 2006. Phaeton in its name derives from the Greek mythology, and it was engineered to compete against the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 750 and Audi A8. After dismal 2005 sales, Phaeton was pulled from U.S. dealers thought it was still available in Europe until 2016.
Because most Volkswagen Phaeton owners are from North America, we will focus on the 2002-2006 Phaeton. Volkswagen Phaeton made its debut at the 2002 Geneva Motor Show and was offered in only one body style, 4-door sedan. Built based on the Volkswagen Group D1 platform sharing with the Bentley, Phaeton was equipped with VW's 100 patents to become a high-luxury sedan. For example, an air suspension on it could provide driver-selectable settings for ride height and firmness, ultrasonic parking assist and more. Having an 18-way power driver's seat with heating and cooling, ten-speaker sound system, a navigation system and four-zone climate control, Volkswagen Phaeton was powered by 4.2 L V8 rated at 335 hp and 6.0 L W12 producing 420 horsepower. And both engines sent power through 6-speed automatic and auto-manual transmission to four wheels.

Volkswagen Phaeton Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Boasting lavish interior and a long list of niceties, Volkswagen Phaeton is a trustworthy luxury sedan for car enthusiasts. But a fact that you cannot ignore is that as time passes by, you should keep alert about these common problems on Phaeton:
First, generally speaking, for old model as Volkswagen Phaeton, engine failure is an unavoidable issue as when a vehicle borders on breaking down, the engine is always the first part that goes wrong. In case worse situation appears, you are advised to diagnose and solve this issue based on typical symptoms provided by experienced Phaeton drivers. It often manifests as strange sounds from the engine such as squealing, rattling or whining; engine running roughly, misfiring, stalling and suffering from starting issues. Before the vehicle breaks down completely, you will also notice a major decrease in power when acceleration and fuel economy, even the Check Engine Light will be activated on. All these symptoms are caused by the Phaeton fuel pump, air filter, oil filter, engine mount, spark plug, timing belt tension and timing chain guide.
Second, for Volkswagen Phaeton drivers, braking failure is another horrible issue since it could bring fatal accidents if you leave it attended poorly or unattended. In order to avoid any dangers caused by brake failure, you have every need to learn about these typical symptoms of this issue provided by experienced Phaeton owners. This issue often manifests as noisy and poorly brakes, pulsating brake pedal, locked-up rear brakes as well as lit Brake Warning Light and Parking Brake Light. And you may also find the parking brake cable could not hold the vehicle properly. If you do not want to have any potential dangers when driving, please make sure the Phaeton brake pad set, brake disc, brake drum, parking brake cable, brake proportioning valve and ABS module.
However, it is not completely safe if above mentioned common problems do not appear on your Volkswagen Phaeton, because there are many vulnerable auto parts wearing and tearing quickly. To make sure a safe and comfortable ride, you need to perform routine maintenance on them. Phaeton seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, fog light, headlight, antenna and cabin air filter should be maintained routinely since they all play important roles in creating safe and comfortable driving environment but they are exposed to harsh working conditions all the time.
When faced with making decision for parts replacements of your Volkswagen Phaeton, you should go to OEM Volkswagen Phaeton auto parts without any hesitation since they boast precise fitment and optimum performance. Not to mention that VWPartsPrime.com covers a vast selection of lowest-priced genuine Volkswagen Phaeton backed by the manufacturer's warranty. All these OEM Phaeton parts are also impeccable in quality, reliability and durability, you can shop them with confidence since hassle-free return policy and fastest delivery service also get your back. Order now and you can restore your Phaeton to prime condition in the shortest time!